This easy recipe for roasted pineapple and peppers is a great side dish for healthy dinners like grilled teriyaki chicken or fish.
Right about this time every year I start to get super sick of hearty casseroles, winter stews, roasted meats, and chili and start craving fresher tropical type foods. I'm sure it is a desperate attempt to take a mental vacation out of the snow and cold and into the sunshine but if ever there was a recipe that actually worked towards that goal it would be this one!
I found this recipe for roasted peppers & pineapple in an old Rachael Ray cookbook. It was part of a peanut butter noodles dish that was a huge hit with the family. The noodles part was a little too time consuming for me to try again regularly, but the roasted veggies stuck. This is a surprisingly versatile combination!
I roast a huge pan of this mix and then use it in the following:
- Served over white rice with terriyaki meatballs (premade from Costco!)
- As a side dish with multiple preparations of chicken
- Taco toppings for ground turkey browned up with traditional taco seasonings
- Over a bed of romaine with shredded rotisserie chicken for a tropical tasting salad
- And really, any recipe for peanut-y asian noodles would probably go absolutely fantastically with this.
The sweet juicy pineapple is a perfect compliment to the peppers & onions. Be sure to roast them long enough that the onions get nice and charred--the "burnt" black ones are the tastiest! Unbelievably sweet and savory all at the same time.
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cubed
- 2 red onions, chopped into chunks
- 1 pineapple, cored and cut into chunks
- 2 - 3 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Chop all the veggies and the pineapple into large bite-sized chunks. Toss on a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Roast for 40 minutes, tossing mixture with a spatula every 10 minutes to prevent burning on the bottom. Continue to roast until the mixture begins to char.
Serve warm or at room temperature.